Venus Prince is a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and focuses her practice on litigation and Native American Affairs.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Prince was Deputy Solicitor for Indian Affairs at the United States Department of Interior in Washington, D.C. where she provided legal counsel and representation to the Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs regarding the United States’ trust responsibility to tribes and the administration of federal benefits and services to tribes. She also managed the Division of Indian Affairs within the Office of the Solicitor and coordinated with other federal agencies, including the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Department of Justice, regarding litigation, regulatory matters, and policies that impact the interests of the United States and tribes. Previously, Ms. Prince was Attorney General for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Atmore, Alabama where she managed legal services and representation for all Poarch Creek Tribal entities.

Before serving as Attorney General for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Ms. Prince worked as an associate for law firms in Chicago and Washington, D.C. where she gained experience in insurance coverage law, commercial litigation, and Native American legal matters.

While attending law school, Ms. Prince was a member of the California Law Review and served as a law clerk for the Hopi Appellate Court. After graduation, Ms. Prince served as a judicial clerk to Justice Dana Fabe in the Alaska Supreme Court.

Ms. Prince was listed in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Native American Law and she was also ranked Nationally as “Up and Coming” for Native American Law in 2017 by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She is a recipient of the Native American Bar Association–DC Chapter Award for “Excellence in Government Service” in 2014.

Professional & Community Activities

American Law Institute, Member (2013-Present)

Tribal In-House Counsel Association, Founder and President (2012-2013)

Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Appellate Court, Justice (2000-2006)

Education

  • University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D. (1998)
  • Harvard University, B.A., Sociology (1995)
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia (2000)
  • Illinois (2001)
  • Alabama (1998)

Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Court

Clerkships

  • Alaska Supreme Court — Honorable Dana Fabe (Aug 1998-Aug 1999)

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